Fans of Empire got to watch Taraji P. Henson and Terrence Howard go head-to-head throughout that show’s first season, and now they will be doing it again on Lip Sync Battle.
On August 20, the 44-year-old actress and the 46-year-old actor will face off against each other in the music competition.
A preview video for the episode shows that Taraji might get a little help – in the form of Mary J. Blige – for one of her performances.The video clip focuses on Taraji’s lip sync of Mary’s 2007 song, Just Fine.
Although she seemed to be killing the performance already, Mary’s surprise arrival on the stage kicked up the excitement.
Taraji and Mary finished the number to thunderous applause, while even Terrence looked impressed with his opponent.
Not content to simply destroy her rival and Empire love, Taraji called out Terrence afterwards: ‘What you got? Who rollin’ with you?’
Unfortunately, the clip does not include Terrence’s response to such a challenge.
Both Empire and Lip Sync Battle were notable successes in the 2014-2015 television season.
Empire debuted on FOX in January and eventually rose to be the highest-rated scripted show on television before the season ended.
Lip Sync Battle, meanwhile, was a surprise hit for cable network Spike and boasted the highest-rated premiere in the channel’s history.
Empire’s second season will premiere on September 23, while Lip Sync Battle will return for its season two at a later date.
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Photo/Video Credit: Spike TV